A leading HIV charity is claiming people’s lives could be at risk if support services are cut in parts of south London. At the moment help for people living with the illness in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham can get specialist assistance with areas like housing, financial help and counselling. It’s paid for by Lambeth Council and the local NHS in Southwark and Lewisham. Lambeth has the highest infection rate in the country, with Southwark coming in second. Across all three boroughs there is more than 8000 people living with HIV. The average per borough in London is just under 1000.

Thomas Magill has been speaking to Thomas Lange who is campaigning to keep the various centre’s that provide what he describes as vital support open. Here’s his story…

Lambeth Council, South CCG and Lewisham CCG are running a consultation, asking stakeholders to comment on the plans. The consultation which closes on the 29th June can be viewed here.